Category: Women

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg is a teenage girl from Sweden.  Since the age of 8 she has been concerned about climate change.  In September 2018 she launched a 3-week long strike from school to protest government inaction on climate change in front of the Swedish Parliament.  Her sign said, “School Strike for the Climate.”  Greta spoke about… Read more »

Ouided Bouchamaoui

Tunisia was where the Arab Spring was launched, and it has been the one place where the dreams of that uprising have been most stablized and lasting.  A big part of such a positive outcome has been the leadership of the civil society in Tunisia, including that of Ouided Bouchamaoui (sometimes her first name is… Read more »

Farida Nabourema

Farida Nabourema began as an activist as a teenager.  Her father had been arrested as a political opponent of the government, and following his release she joined in the protests against the dictatorship and its human rights abuses.  Togo was ruled by Gnassingbé Eyadéma for 38 years.  At his death in 2005 his son Faure Gnassingbé came… Read more »

Jan Krist

Jan Krist is a singer/songwriter who started in Detroit but now lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She has toured nationally, playing most of the major folk venues.  Though she has a solo career, she’s also been a part of many musical collaborations.  The Yellow Room Gang is a collective of 8 musicians originally from Michigan… Read more »

Zoe Mulford, Joan Baez and Jeff Scher

Following the 2015 mass shooting at “Mother” Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Zoe Mulford wrote an evocative song about the shooting and President Barak Obama spontaneously singing “Amazing Grace” during the memorial service. Joan Baez included it in what is reported to be her final album “Whistle Down the Wind” released in March… Read more »